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How to install APK files on SDCARD?

I have samsung galaxy 3 (I5801). I have downloaded many APK files from internet. I have no problem in installing APK files. By default when APK file is selected it installs itself to phone memory. I ...
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Android tablet very laggy and freezing for 3 minutes (slow internal storage?)

I have Pipo M9 Pro with Android 4.2.2 OS is quite laggy and to use Chrome is almost impossible... it is so very slow and sometimes I cannot do anything for 3-5 min because of freezing. I made some ...
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SIM Card not detected after failed recovery flash

I recently tried to install CWM on my rooted archos 40 titanium. Unlocking the bootloader using fastboot oem unlock doesn't work, I only got ellipses for a while. So I installed Mobiluncle tools and ...
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Transferring data from SD Card to Internal Memory and vice versa

I have a Smartphone; Sony XPERIA SP with Android 4.3 (updated). While recently updating the apps on my phone, it told me that the Internal Memory was close to full. So I inserted a 2 GB microSD Card ...
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Micro SD Card Not Detecting

I am Using a Android phone Sony Z3 (5.0 - Lollipop), the Issue is My SD Card My Micro SD Card is not detecting in mobile and PC Let me tell u clearly what i have done step by step? Encryption ...
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How to transfer files between BlueStacks and Windows PC?

I'm using BlueStacks App Player. Sometimes I need to transfer files between BlueStacks (SD card) from/to my Windows. I seem to find the file that stores the data in the SD card on ...
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How do I move apps from my phone to tablet?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active. My daughter just got a Dragon Touch tablet for Christmas, but we don't have wifi. I want to move the games that I've downloaded on my phone for her onto her tablet. ...
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Where does the movie downloaded from “Play Movies & TV” get stored in external SD card?

I recently bought and downloaded a movie from "Play Movies & TV" application. It is not automatically detected by any other video player. So, where does the movie downloaded from "Play Movies ...
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How to migrate Android device, including SD card? [duplicate]

I have a Huawei Ascend G6, which uses a 32GB SD card to store most app data. I now bought a Huawei Y6 to migrate to and want to retain as much app data as I can. How would I go about to transfer my ...
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Is the rooted hack for Move to SD card better than the option built into the Android Phone OS?

What I have found recently: In order to save space on my device (Galaxy S5) I attempted to use the 'move to SD card' option. This has not really helped all that much. It seems that it uncompresses an ...
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All apps installed on my SD card have suddenly disappeared

So this is very odd. Last night my phone rebooted itself. Nothing unusual there - it does it from time to time. However, this morning when I try to read the news I get "Application is not ...
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Where should I copy multimedia files on SD card?

I have a Huawei P8 Lite to which I added an SD card. Using Windows Explorer, I'm not sure where to copy multimedia files so that the files will be found by eg. VLC. The "SD Card" item contains the ...
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Setting default storage location in 4.0.4?

My sister got a tablet for Christmas which runs 4.0.4. The internal storage is measly, but she has a big enough SD card. Going to Settings > Storage should give the option to set the 'Default storage ...
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Zeki TBDG773B Doesn't Recognize External SD card

I have a Zeki TBDG773B which isn't allowing apps to install because of a lack of space. Error: Insufficient storage This device doesn't have enough space to download "App Name". Consider ...
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How do I access my SD card through a Windows USB connection?

I'm trying to upload a simple PDF file to my Droid X Android 2.3 phone. I connected the cable and uploaded the file but I don't know which folder to put the file into. Android's PDF applications ...
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How do I mount devices so that they are accessible by regular user?

I am using luksmanager to mount my file based luks container. It is mapped to /dev/mapper/luksfile. It works, and it works great except that only root can see the files. I successfully used this on ...
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How do I automatically save pictures to my SD card? (Samsung galaxy s3 mini)

I just got a new SD card and I want all of the pictures I save (from Tumblr, screenshots, etc...) to automatically save into their respective folders that I made on the SD card. Can I do this, or do I ...
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How to restore files on SD card protected by NQ vault?

I changed my Android mobile phone from one carrier to another. I installed Vault app from the Google Play store, and placed the old SD Card from the previous phone into this new phone. After ...
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Repair platform.xml

After upgrading to an experimental 6.0 build I've had some niggling issues. One of which was a bad WLAN config file, fixed with a delete. Second was SD Card being read only to some apps. As a test I ...
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How repair sd-card locked read-only mode? Its probably file system error

I have alcatel onetouch pop with jellybean 4.2.2. I put into 32 Gb sd hc card. Card did not work correctly. Sometimes (specialy when i tried write more that one file) card has blocked with something ...
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Difference in partition size

I have 32 GB sd card with two partitions. First is FAT partition has size 29 GB, second is ext4, nearly 3 GB (counted by Linux computer). But Android is showing that: root@htc_a51ul:/storage/ext_sd # ...
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Enable/Disable automatic SD card installations in android phone

i don't know why, but in recent 3 day, my memory card goes crazy! and sometimes (3 times in a day) notify me : "damaged memory card, do you want to format it?"and when i format sd card, some ...
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Do any Android phones support 256GB of storage?

I'd like a phone, preferably Android, with 256 GB of storage. To the best of my knowledge, no 256 GB microSD cards exist (despite a few scammy Amazon listings). Therefore, the phone would either ...
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Storage cannot be found from apps, folder /storage/emulated missing

I installed a custom ROM (CM 12.1, based on Android 5.1.1) on my Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100). Also, I repartitioned the storage using this PIT file: I9100_2.0GB_Sys-05GB_Data-023MB_Preload. All but the ...
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Problem with Partitioned Internal SD card! I can't get full size back!

I have a Android Matricom G-Tab Quantum Tablet with 1 GB of internal memory (tablet and system Space) and a 16 GB internal storage. I was running out of space in the 1 GB memory and since Android ...
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Cannot write files to sd card

A few days ago, my sd card became unusable. I tried to copy a few mp3's from my laptop (win 7) to my phone (Samsung S2 plus, running android 4.2.2) and the load bar didn't even move an inch. ...
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Link2sd made apps unable to re install after sdcard currupted

I was using Link2sd and linked some of my apps to sd card including internal data. Recently the second partition somehow got currepted. I deleted the partition and re formated it. Now I cant install ...
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Internal memory issues

So I have a ZTE obsidian (z820) running lollipop 5.1 and I have a 16gb micro SD card in it. There is no way to root this phone that I have found after weeks of searching, and I need to move my apps ...
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Is there a media player which doesn't lose current track when mounting/unmounting the SD card?

I've got an Xperia X10. I listen to audio books, so I'd like to keep my position in the playlist. Whenever I mount the SD card using USB, the standard media player, Mediascape, lose both the ...
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How can I wipe my SD card on an unresponsive Nexus 4?

About two years ago, I dropped my Nexus 4 and shattered the screen. It no longer registered touches and is unusable. I'm finally getting around to recycling all of my busted electronics, and I ...
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Swap file SD/Internal? Android

Should I use my SD card or internal for swap? As I have a crummy 512mb of ram that often closes music/chrome and even YouTube video freezes up sometimes of the first 0-10seconds... I am rooted and ...
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“No external storage available” after rooted Xperia reset

I have Sony Xperia V. I rooted it and installed 5.0.2 CM ROM. After some time of using it I had no problems but I got bored and factory reset my phone. After that, everything works fine, my SD card ...
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Why do the *.asec files dissapear from /sdcard/.android_secure when phone boots?

I have been puzzled by this for sometime, I have found out that these *.asec files migrate to /mnt/secure/asec on my phone after it boots but it still seems they occupy space within the sdcard and if ...
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Moving /storage/sdcard0 from NAND to a removable MicroSD card: will it break anything?

Background information I own a Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G running Android 4.1.2. It comes with 8 GB of built-in NAND flash, which is almost full by now. Luckily, it also has a MicroSD card slot. My ...
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Comixology comic store to SD card, not internal storage

Comixology insists on storing its downloaded comics on the internal storage. This is clearly rather annoying since it is tiny compared to gigantic external SD card that is installed. The OS version ...
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LG G Stylo won't recognize OTG Mobile Phone Connection

I bought a MXtechnic OTG Mobile Phone Connection so I could read SD cards from my trail cams in the field. When I plug it in to my phone by itself or even with my digital cameras SD card or even a ...
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Is the external storage size limit hardware or software?

AFAIK, All phones I know have a SD Card size limit. Is this hardware, or software ? If this is hardware, what changes between, let's say a 32GB card, and a 64GB card ? If this is software, is this ...
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How much impact can an SD card have in battery life?

I have a samsung table and since I bought the sd card I notice imapact on the battery. Unfortunatly I installed Android 5 by the same time (thatś why I bought the card), so its unclear if its the ...
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Set default storage to SD card on Moto E running Lollipop

I have Moto E 2nd gen. and I want to set SD card as my default storage. I googled but nothing useful found. Can someone help me?
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Android 2.2: Avoid disappearing of home shortcuts to apps into SD card. Restore app list items

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy i5510. The space in internal memory was just about to finish so I decided to move some apps to the SD card. After I did it a lot of the apps moved (not all of them) ...
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Cannot use SD card

I have a micro sd card that I can read through an adapter from my Linux box. I put it into my Android phone, it says preparing SD card and hangs. I click on this system app but it does not say ...
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Can I use symbol links in Android to move programs onto the SD card when they insist on being on harddrive?

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Mini with Cyanogenmod OS. One of the most frustrating things about it is that many applications want to be on the phone instead of the SD card, but the phone has ...
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How do I move my apps to the SD card on an LG Tribute phone?

I’m using an LG Tribute phone with Virgin Mobile service. Storage is a problem with this phone and I’m trying to move apps to the SD card to free up storage. However, when I go to “Settings” -> ...
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How do I swap my encrypted SD card for a larger SD card without losing apps and data?

I bought a larger SD card for my phone that I would like to use. The instructions from this SE post explain that the process is as easy as using an SD card reader to copy all files over from the old ...
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Unable to update Chrome, even after setting SD card as default installation path

I have an Alcatel Fierce 2 phone with Kit Kat. Even though I have an 8 GB SD card, when I try to update Chrome I keep getting "not enough memory check storage". I have the box checked to use my SD ...
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Apps store settings/cache (the Android directory) on SD card even though it's not where they reside?

Phone: Galaxy Note 4, Android 5.1.1 I would expect apps to store their settings/cache in a place where they reside, i.e. if app is on MMC the settings should be on MMC and if it's SD they should be ...
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My photos disappeared from my Samsung S5 sd card. Trying to recover photos or find hidden files

My photos disappeared from my Samsung S5 sd card. I know sd cards get corrupted but there were a couple of weird things that happened in conjunction with the disappearance. I saw a message on my ...
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Music only plays for a second and then ends?

When I successfully copy my music to my SD card, each song only plays for a second and then continues onto the next song. I was able to remedy this by copying each song over individually, but ...
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Unable to mount a 64Gb SD card on Qualcomm's SnapDragon 810 MDP smartphone

I tried to google but didn't see the problem reported anywhere yet. I was playing around with a Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 MDP smartphone, while developing an app which makes heavy usage of data ...
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i want to set the sd card as default download location in htc desire 500,how?

In my mobile the apps are only downloading in my phone's memory I think which is full my sd card has a space of 16 GB only 1 GB is used in it and I want that when I download apps it directly goes to ...